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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Cefazolin (cefazolin systemic) is a member of the drug class first generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bacterial Infection, Bone infection, Cholecystitis, Endocarditis, Joint Infection, Kidney Infections, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease, Septicemia, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Surgical Prophylaxis and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

(6R,7R)-3-[[(5-Metyl-1,3,4-tiadiazol-2-yl)tio]metyl]-8-oxo-7-[2-(1H-tetrazol-1-yl)acetamido]-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]-oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Cefazolin (OS: BAN)
  • Cefazolina (OS: DCIT)
  • Céfazoline (OS: DCF)
  • Cephazolin (IS)
  • Cefazolin (PH: USP 38)
  • Cefazolin Sodium (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • Cephazolin Sodium (IS)
  • Cephazolin-Natrium (IS)
  • Lilly 46083 (IS)
  • SKF 41558 (IS)
  • Cefazolin Sodium (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Cefazolin sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Céfazoline sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefazolin-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefazolinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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